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From Fes: 2-Day Small Group Desert Tour

4.7 / 5

80 reviews

From Fes: 2-Day Small Group Desert Tour

From US$ 192.26 per person

Experience the scenic beauty of the Middle Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert on a 2-day small group tour from Fes to Erg Chebbi. See Berber villages on the sides of the mountain and ride a camel to spend the night at a Berber camp in the desert.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Arabic, French, English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your hotel or riad in Fes, or from the airport, train station or bus station in Fes.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through a cedar forest and see the resident monkeys
  • Experience the beauty of the Sahara Desert from the back of a camel
  • Wake early to watch the sunrise over the desert dunes
  • Spend the night in a Berber tent
Full description
Experience life in the Sahara Desert on a small group tour to the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Ride a camel across the sands and watch the sunset along the way. Drive across the winding roads of the Middle Atlas Mountains and much more. Day 1: Fes - Ifrane - Midelt - Merzouga Depart Fes and pass through the winter ski resort of Ifrane, built by the French in the 1930s to resemble a Swiss village. Continue through the cedar forest of Azrou and look for the resident monkeys before your drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Wind your way through beautiful forests, mountain springs, jagged rocks and Berber villages before your descent to the Sahara Desert. Stop for lunch half-way in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. Then, continue towards Merzouga taking in the panoramic views of a huge oasis of palm trees at Ziz along the way. Upon arrival in Rissani, travel by 4WD vehicle into the desert, reaching Merzouga in the afternoon. Here, your guide will be waiting with the camels that will take you across the dunes to Erg Chebbi. Watch the sunset from the back of your camel on the 2-hour trek to a Berber camp. Upon arrival at the desert shelter, your camels will be tethered as you are served a welcome mint tea. Enjoy dinner and relax as you look at the stars in the sky.  Day 2: Merzouga - Tafilalte - Fes Wake early and walk across the dunes to watch the sunrise from just behind the Algerian border, about 50 kilometers from Merzouga. Ride your camel back across the desert sands to take a shower and enjoy breakfast before the drive back to Rissani by 4WD vehicle. Return to Fes, and benefit from comfort stops on the approximate 7-hour journey. 
Includes
  • Tour by 4WD vehicle or minibus with air conditioning
  • Professional driver
  • Transportation and fuel
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Camel ride
  • 1 night in a desert camp
  • All applicable taxes
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 80 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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I had a great time on this trip. The driver and guides were very polite and helpful. They explained a lot about the culture and the people. The tents were far nicer than i had expected, they even had a bathroom and shower in them which made for a nice surprise after being in a car all day. I would absolutely recommended this trip to anyone looking for a quick desert trip, just be aware that the desert is far from Fes so be prepared to be a car so bring a movie or book.

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November 22, 2021

This experience was amazing, starting from the pick up point, all along the road it was a pleasure to enjoy the views in a friendly and safe atmosphere! All the team was relaxed, polite, open- that means professionalism! Whole trip was pleasant, exprience in the desert- a special one! I do strongly recommend 2 or more days trip into the desert, people are warm with good hearts, landscapes absolutelly fascinating, food- fingers licking good! The trip was organised very professionally, all on time, responsible people and good price! Thank you for the experience!

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September 7, 2021

That was such an amazing experience to explore Sahara. Camp in the desert there we spent night was super nice, hosts are friendly, traditional dinner and breakfast yammi-yammi, camels are a bit stubborn but we loved them anyway. Road to the desert wasn't easy but in really worth it, especially observing sunset from the dune. Special thanks to our driver who was very professional and attentive.

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May 30, 2021

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